Twin Cities Campus
Computer Science Minor
Computer Science and Engineering
College of Science and Engineering
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, 4-192 Keller Hall, 200 Union Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612- 625-4002; fax: 612-625-0572)
The graduate program in computer science offers coursework from across a broad spectrum of theoretical and applied computer science, combined with research opportunities in nearly all areas of the field. Faculty members advise students in such areas as algorithms and theoretical computer science; numerical, parallel, and high-performance computing; distributed computing and systems; artificial intelligence, robotics, and computer vision; databases and data mining; human-computer interaction and information systems; graphics and visualization; software engineering and programming languages; computer architecture and compilers; networking; bio-informatics and computational biology; and computer security. In addition, students may choose a course of study that integrates research in computer science with applications in other fields. Computer science degrees include the M.C.S., the M.S. (Plan A with thesis, Plan B with project, or coursework-only Plan C with coursework-based projects), and the Ph.D. The department also supports a master of science in software engineering (M.S.S.E.) degree. Faculty from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering also participate in a variety of other graduate programs, including BioInformatics and Computational Biology, Health Informatics, Cognitive Science, Scientific Computation and Human Factors and Ergonomics.
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
A minor in computer science for master's students majoring in other fields must include 9 credits of graduate courses in CSCI. The colloquium credit may not be included. There is a limit of one 4xxx course and a requirement of at least one 8xxx course or a 5xxx course that has a prerequisite of a 5xxx course. These courses must be taken on the A/F grading scale and a minimum GPA of 3.00 is expected.
A minor in computer science for Ph.D. students majoring in other fields must include 13 credits of graduate courses in CSCI, and should include the colloquium credit. There is a limit of one 4xxx course and a requirement of at least one 8xxx course or a 5xxx course that has a prerequisite of a 5xxx course. These courses must be taken on the A/F grading scale and a minimum GPA of 3.25 is expected.
CSCI 8970 - Computer Science Colloquium (1.0 cr)
|Credits:||1.0 [max 1.0]|
|Grading Basis:||S-N or Aud|
|Typically offered:||Every Fall & Spring|